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History, B.A.

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Chicago, IL, United States
History students at Lewis University learn to identify and analyze challenges and changes in how humans have organized and understood the world they inhabit – politically, economically, culturally, religiously, philosophically, scientifically and socially. 
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Upon completion of the History degree, students will have mastered the skills that employers look for – written and verbal communication, problem-solving, and critical analysis.

A major in History is often a requirement or strongly recommended course of study for other majors whose career goals include graduate school or the business field.

  • Pre-Law – The American Bar Association recommends a study of history as an excellent preparation for graduate study in law, and many Lewis students have gone on the successful careers in the field.
  • Journalism – Many top schools of journalism require students to double major in subjects such as history, political science, sociology or psychology.
  • Business – History is an especially appropriate pairing with degrees in international business, marketing and management. The ongoing shifts in the global economy and job market require broad knowledge and ability to think critically – both obtained with a degree in History. See also History minor for College of Business majors.

Career options:

  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Teacher
  • Economist
  • Museum Curator
  • Researcher
  • Public Policy and Politics
  • CIA/State Department Services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • United States Colonial and National History
  • A History of the U.S. Military
  • The American Presidency
  • Native American History
  • History of the British Empire
  • History of Ireland
  • Germany: From Bismarck to Hitler
  • France and Spain
  • Russia: Ancient Times to the Present
  • Public History

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or GED score
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • $40 application fee
  • Although not required, Lewis encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation to improve their admission possibilities.
International undergraduate applicants:
  • Undergraduate Application
  • Secondary School score report and graduation certificate
  • English Test Score Report (see more information below)
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33270 USD/full
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  • National

    33270 USD/full
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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